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by derekoss
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG
Replies: 27
Views: 916

Beware sending a BACS payment to QRG

Scams have been taking place since year dot ! Having the name of the business is not going to make much difference. I'm sure the criminals already have the hack worked out. Anyway if the emails are getting hacked then it's hardly the banks fault for carrying out the transaction as asked. Credit card...
by derekoss
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: LED headlights?
Replies: 26
Views: 1893

Legality of led lighting

Sadly they'll be allowed to breed and produce even more idiots !!
Just buy them on the net and then when they close through lack of business you can remind them why.

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: SE6A: Front suspension arm suddenly snapped
Replies: 10
Views: 513

SE6A: Front suspension arm suddenly snapped

Pretty sure front left is the same as rear right etc. I have 8 off 2 cars atm and that's how they look to me. Check GW parts list to be sure.
Where did it break ?
Derek
by derekoss
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Certificate of Conformity Resolved
Replies: 26
Views: 1034

Certificate of Conformity

That's pretty much what my brother pays for it when importing cars in France from anywhere in the EU. Never been any less.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Smiths Blower motor
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Smiths Blower motor

Hi, the mesh on the originals block 30% + of the flow ! I replaced them with ss cone shaped things from the kitchen department ! Greater surface area. Other problem they have is the impeller being too far from the case on the input side allowing a certain amount of air to "recycle". Cleaned and lube...
by derekoss
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Water pump (not Scimitar)
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Water pump (not Scimitar)

Chris, I usually apply the acid using a small syringe of the type used for refilling ink cartridges. The porous products of corrosion suck it in and softens it. Just top it up as it's consumed. I assume the idea is to save the block faces by destroying the replaceable alloy. Any plastic tray will ca...
by derekoss
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Water pump (not Scimitar)
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Water pump (not Scimitar)

Some phosphoric (or stronger) acid. Just cover everything below and use rubber gloves. Used to make our own plus gas by killing an acid. i.e. adding zinc until no more would dissolve. Can't remember which one tho !!
Won't affect the block just the alloy.

Derek
by derekoss
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing Exhaust mainfold - help
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Removing Exhaust mainfold - help

Hi, my method is to cut off or drill off the heads enough to get the manifold off. That leaves you a short stud onto which can be mig welded an oversize nut. Allow to go stone cold before attempting removal.
Worked for me but easier on the bench as you would imagine.

Derek
by derekoss
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Upper fulcrum 6a
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Upper fulcrum 6a

Hi, I have came across two sizes of fulcrum. Measured from the bolt face to shaft centre. My GTC and 6B both have the "smaller" fulcrum and the replacements from GW were the same. Both cars had a spacer plate of about 2mm. Distinct from the shims for adjustment. I assume the spacer was introduced wh...
by derekoss
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: "Mighty" SE6 - Rock and Roll!
Replies: 95
Views: 4432

"Mighty" SE6 - purchasing and wiper boxes

Hi, okay I cheated a bit and picked the tube up in a surplus store in the US. Boeing's surplus store in Seattle ! All plastics were $5 per pound. Weighed at checkout. However I have seen similar here on fleabay. Used Wade coupling olives nipped up slightly at each end. Just use a coupling to nip the...
by derekoss
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: "Mighty" SE6 - Rock and Roll!
Replies: 95
Views: 4432

"Mighty" SE6 - purchasing and wiper boxes

Okay maybe not much help to you but I used ptfe (teflon) tubing to replace the bundy. The slight flex in the tube makes installation somewhat easier. The wiper operation being very smooth. It's just such a pig to do it seemed sensible to go the extra mile at the time. On the GTC it didn't have a ben...
by derekoss
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: SE6A RESTORATION - Plymouth
Replies: 7
Views: 524

SE6A RESTORATION - Plymouth

Hi, Because I couldn't bear to paint over faults I done all the repairs using epoxy fillers and straight West's epoxy resin for laminating. Although slower to set (usually overnight) there in no detectable smell and I do believe it adheres better. Everything kept dry. Actually used a sealed polythen...
by derekoss
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Clutch adjustment

Hi, being a tall sod I like the "bite" near the floor. Set it up so at the travel you like the gears engage freely. Then the floor acts as the "stop" You may, depending on your driving, require a more frequent adjustment. In some cases I've put a stop on the pedal rising to save my knee hitting the ...
by derekoss
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: new member from Germany - searching for VIN
Replies: 2
Views: 638

new member from Germany - searching for VIN

Hi, try W of R for help with the smaller Reliants. Huge amount of epertise and help there.

http://www.world-of-reliant.org.uk

Derek
by derekoss
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Car Transportation
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Car Transportation

Try 07713 881 280.

Done a car for me two years past so don't know if still around. Fife based I think.

Derek

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